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5 Reasons You Just Can't Miss Oracle HCM World

Sunita Khatri
Director, Product Marketing

Besides Chicago being ranked as one of the top 10 travel destination gems in the US, its thriving art scene, the skyscrapers, and its illustrious eateries, we have one more reason for you to pack your bags next month and head to the Midwest:Oracle HCM World, April 5 to 7.

For the third year in row, Oracle is dedicating a multiday event to professionals in human resources and business leaders to discuss prevailing topics, industry research, and new insights for modern HR.

HCM World is almost here, but there’s still time to sign up. And if you need more reasons to attend, then here are five things to think about.  

Reason #1: Experts, Thought Leaders and Featured Speakers

In addition to Oracle executives and thought leaders, a host of inspirational speakers will be taking stage at HCM World this year.

Peter Cappelli, professor at the Wharton School, will kick off opening night on Tuesday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in his keynote,  “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It.” As the director of the Wharton Center of Human Resources, Peter will deliver his personal take on the rise of HR, from the prevailing reputation as a taskmaster to a strategic and valued partner of the business. HR has now been invited to the party, but what can HR be doing to reclaim its rightful role?  Joining Peter from the Wharton School will be Adam Grant in a keynote focused on the findings from his latest blockbuster book, Originals. Adam will be presenting lessons learned from the people who champion novel ideas and build cultures of nonconformity. His keynote takes place the next day, Wednesday, April 6, at 8 a.m.

Also on Wednesday, hear from featured speaker and Oracle customer William Tompkins, Macy’s senior VP of HR and total rewards, joined by Eric Volini, HR transformational leader at Deloitte LLP. This presentation is intended to step away from the technology conversation for a moment so we can better understand how culture and the employee experience provide value to the organization.

The motivation fix doesn’t stop there—and here’s why featured speakers are Reason #1 and a good argument for why you should stay through to the end of HCM World. The event ends on a keynote on April 7 at 1:30 p.m., which will feature Debbie Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox. As a talented and career-minded engineer, but feeling disconnected from the workforce, Debbie helped smash female career stereotypes in engineering when she invented a toy that would help young girls develop spatial awareness and basic engineering skills. So what does this have to do with HR? As a new leader, Debbie will share her own thoughts on how she’s displaying the same conviction and passion in achieving organizational success.

Reason #2: Seven Tracks and More than 60 Conference Sessions

Not only is HCM World about hearing inspiring words of wisdom, but you’ll also walk away feeling informed and empowered to strategize and lead once you arrive home. The conference sessions at HCM World will give you a chance to be selective and build your schedule within any one of the seven HR themes: Core HR, Finding People, Growing People, Modern HR, Paying People, Tech Talk, and Workforce Analytics. 

Reason #3: Experience Oracle HCM Cloud for Yourself at Hands-on Labs

How can you fully understand the potential of Modern HR in the Cloud? One way is to try it and use it for yourself. This year, the Oracle HCM Applications group is setting up shop in the theatre of the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon. In this hands-on lab, you will see how with just a tap of your fingertips you can deliver the mobile experience needed for your organization. Each lab is self-paced and Oracle experts are on hand to answer your questions.

Reason #4: Exhibitors and Partners Galore

At HCM World you can also expect to engage and have one-on-one conversations with industry vendors and Oracle partners about your organization’s HR challenges and or implementations. Get a full list here.

Reason #5: Network, Fun, Network Some More, and Have More Fun

In efforts to avoid “information overload,” HCM World is designed to keep you plugged in and moving. In addition to the welcome reception on Tuesday at 6 p.m., attendees will be invited to join the “Night at the Museum” event on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Chicago’s famed Field Museum. You can feast your eyes on enticing exhibits that include “The Greeks,” “Restoring Earth,” “The Ancient Americas,” and “Inside Ancient Egypt.” You’ll also be able to feast on Chicago-inspired dishes that will satisfy your palate and leave you thirsty for the classic wines and local brews being served up.

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